Call for Papers: Skilled Migration Flows and Borders in a Globalized World

Skilled Migration Flows and Borders in a Globalized World
Summer Institute
May 23 - 25, 2017
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo ON

Call for Papers

Globalization allows the supply and demand for skills to converge across borders.  The need for particular skills and professions has shaped international migration flows through rules, bordering practices, and policies on foreign credential recognition. The Borders in Globalization Summer Institute in collaboration with the International Migration Research Centre is open to graduate students who are exploring skilled migration flows and barriers, and would like to receive mentorship from academics, government representatives, and other policy professionals. Student participants will have an opportunity to present their papers and participate in feedback-and-discussion panel sessions.

The Summer Institute will take place May 23-25, 2017 and will be followed by a two-day closed workshop on May 25th-26th with a targeted focus on migration of skilled health professionals; please indicate in your submission whether you would like to also be considered for participation in this workshop.

Submission Guidelines:

Please email paper title and abstract of maximum 200 words by February 6, 2017 to [email protected]

Indicate the following:

  1. If you wish to be considered for participating in the workshop on skilled health professional migration, in addition to the Summer Institute.
  2. Your institutional affiliation, and if you are a part of the Borders in Globalization (BIG) academic network.
  3. Whether or not you require funding to attend this event.

Borders in Globalization has a limited amount of travel and accommodation funds to distribute among the students selected for participation.

For selected participants, full papers will be due by April 17, 2017.